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Top Tech Tidbits for Thursday, June 11, 2015 - Volume 513
The Week's News in Access Technology

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1) It can be handy to know, "How to map your Mac's CapsLock key to an NVDA or JAWS key in a Windows Virtual Machine:"

2) Hear about the ride-share service UBER on Tek Talk on GMT Tuesday, 16 June at 00:00:

3A) Here's a little ditty extolling the joys of Braille:

3B) And in another musical endeavor of sorts, listen to the EloQuence synthesizer singing the Double Rainbow song:

4 The low-cost Braille display from National Braille Press isn't available yet, but they have created a web site to show its progress, and there is some to show:

5) And while we're talking about Braille, this blog post bears the title "Braille Is Not Dead (So Stop Trying To Kill It):"

6) CAVI will offer a $100, six-week thorough course on Microsoft Word starting on GMT 3 July:

7) Listen to a Spanish-language podcast regarding the efforts to ratify the Marrakech Treaty, aimed at eliminating barriers to the production and circulation of books so that blind people worldwide can benefit from them:

8) Looking toward future changes, with the release of Windows 10 coming soon, here is a HowToGeek article delineating the differences Windows 7 users will see:

9) And Apple held its highly-publicized WWDC keynote address, so here is an AppleVis blog post summarizing what is to come:

10) The VisionAware blog offers "Father's Day Gifts for Dads Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired:"

11) Purchasers of the 90-day trial copy of JAWS will now receive MAGic to evaluate as well:

12) gives us its list of 12 Best iOS Apps For The Blind And Visually Impaired:

13) If you want to take a more detailed look at the comparison of Android camera apps for the blind and visually impaired, here is the data that was used:

14) Dolphin Guide now includes the ability to search for and transfer NLS-BARD books through its easy menu system:

15) Computers for the Blind has another grant, in addition to the one mentioned last week, allowing SSI recipients to obtain refurbished desktop computers with adaptive software for $40:

16A) In news from Winston Chen of Voice Dream fame, he has now released Voice Dream Mail, which has received positive reviews:

16B) And, if you want to test Voice Dream Reader on Android, write to:

17) Hear about Sonar GNU Linux, another Linux distribution accessible out of the box, in Episode 1524 of Eyes on Success:

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